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A Glucose Fuel Cell for Implantable Brain–Machine Interfaces

  • Benjamin I. Rapoport,

    Affiliations: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Advanced Silicon Technology Group, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Massachusetts, United States of America, M.D.– Ph.D. Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jakub T. Kedzierski,

    Affiliation: Advanced Silicon Technology Group, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rahul Sarpeshkar mail

    rahuls@mit.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038436

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 15 Jun 2012 at 23:40 GMT

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Publication: io9
Title: “Brain Implants Powered by Spinal Fluid: Another Huge Step Towards Our Cyborg Future”
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Publication: Zee News India
Title: “Fuel cells developed that may help paralysed move”
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Publication: KurzweilAI
Title: “New energy source for future medical implants: brain glucose | KurzweilAI”
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Publication: ZME Science
Title: “Brain glucose might power the future's tiny medical implants”
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Publication: Engadget
Title: “MIT engineers develop glucose-based fuel cell to be used in neural implants -- Engadget”
http://www.engadget.com/2...

Publication: CrazyEngineers
Title: “MIT’s Fuel Cell Makes Brain Implants Better By Using Glucose To Derive Power | CrazyEngineers”
http://www.crazyengineers...

Publication: The Verge
Title: “Researchers turn to spinal fluid to power human brain implants | The Verge”
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Publication: Mobiledia
Title: “How Brain Implants Help Amputees Walk Again - Mobiledia”
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Publication: Gizmodo
Title: “Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells Could Recharge Inside Your Body”
http://gizmodo.com/591841...

Publication: SmartPlanet
Title: “A sugar fuel cell to power prosthetics | SmartPlanet”
http://www.smartplanet.co...

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Sugar-Powered Fuel Cell That Recharges In Your Body May One Day Help Paralyzed Patients Move - Medical Daily”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

Publication: Med Gadget
Title: “MIT Fuel Cell Uses Sugar to Power Neural Implants”
http://medgadget.com/2012...

Publication: Metro Weekly Technocrat
Title: “MIT's sugar-powered fuel cell to be used in medical implants, helps justify that second dessert - Technocrat”
http://www.metroweekly.co...

Publication: Platinum Today
Title: “Platinum today: Platinum-coated fuel cell to power neural prosthetics”
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Publication: ScienceNOW
Title: “Fuel Cell Runs on Brain Power - ScienceNOW”
http://news.sciencemag.or...

Publication: Future of Tech on msnbc.com
Title: “Future brain implants could run on brain fuel - Future of Tech on msnbc.com”
http://www.futureoftech.m...

Publication: PC Mag
Title: “MIT Creates Glucose Fuel Cell for Brain-to-Computer Inferfaces | News & Opinion | PCMag.com”
http://www.pcmag.com/arti...

Publication: Innovation News Daily
Title: “Cyborg Fuel Cell Powered by Brain Fluids | Human Cyborg Implants | Innovationnewsdaily.com”
http://www.innovationnews...

Publication: PC World
Title: “MIT Develops a Fuel Cell Implant That Runs on Sugar, Turns Carbs Into Electricity | PCWorld”
http://www.pcworld.com/ar...

Publication: MIT News
Title: “New energy source for future medical implants: sugar - MIT News Office”
http://www.mit.edu/newsof...

Publication: Oman Observer
Title: “Fuel cell to help paralysed | Oman Observer”
http://main.omanobserver....

Publication: Popular Science
Title: “Glucose-Powered Fuel Cell Could Use Your Body's Resources to Drive Neural Prosthetics | Popular Science”
http://www.popsci.com/tec...

Publication: MIT News
Title: “New energy source for future medical implants: sugar - MIT News Office”
http://web.mit.edu/newsof...

Publication: Live Science
Title: “Cyborg Fuel Cell Powered by Brain Fluids | Human Cyborg Implants | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

Publication: Extreme Tech
Title: “MIT creates glucose fuel cell to power implanted brain-computer interfaces | ExtremeTech”
http://www.extremetech.co...

Publication: Fuel Cell Today
Title: “MIT Developing Glucose Fuel Cell for ‘Implantable Brain–Machine Interfaces’”
http://www.fuelcelltoday....

Publication: IEEE Spectrum
Title: “Prosthetics of the Future: Driven by Thoughts, Powered by Bodily Fluids - IEEE Spectrum”
http://spectrum.ieee.org/...

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